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This year? Rude bridge *and* flood

Today is the 239th anniversary of the Battle of Lexington and Concord. I've written about the battle several times over the years, often quoting the first verse of Ralph Waldo Emerson's "Concord Hymn":

By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
   Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled,
Here once the embattled farmers stood
   And fired the shot heard round the world.
A couple of years ago, we'd had a very dry winter, and the Concord River was remarkably low when I went to visit the bridge on April 19. This year? Well, we had plenty of snow (just look at this year's weather entries), and so there's plenty of flood for the rude bridge to arch.

(I'll post pictures once I find the right adapter for my camera.)

Originally posted at http://edschweppe.dreamwidth.org/172253.html - comment wherever you please.